May Day

The International workers day is held on May 1 every year. It is also known as may day or labor day. The day is related with political demonstration and celebration organized by the unions, socialist and anarchist group. May Day is traditional public holiday in many countries. On this day workers working in various organization observed leave from their regular eight-hour work.

Despite of observed as a labor day, the day of May is related with the Germanic festival of Walpurgis Night and to the centric festival of Beltane. As the day falls exactly after a gap of six month of November 1, it is also associated with various northern European pagan and neopagan festivals such as Samhain. The day is also marks as an end of winter half of the year in the Northern hemisphere, and it has traditionally been an occasion for popular and often raucous celebrations.

Many neopagans, in the twentieth century reconstructing old traditions and celebrating May Day as a pagan religious festival again. In many countries like India and china, the may day celebration is grand occasion for labors. On this day labors get leave from their routine work and could enjoy the day with family and friends. The demand of leave from work movement took place in nineteen century.

Some labor organization in united state of America declared in 1986, that first day of may month would be observed as a strike. From there the day got importance and later it was called as international worker holiday, a public holiday for every labor of all over the world. The labor gets a leave from their work to enjoy and observed the day as a celebration.